By Elyrose Naorbe for CNN Philippines
Updated 12:40 PM PHT Sun, December 27, 2015
Anselmo Nava returned a bag filled with 5270 euros found on the backseat of his taxi.
Iloilo City (CNN Philippines) — After returning a bag with about P300,000 worth of money, a taxi driver gets P10,000 reward on the eve of Christmas day (December 24) for his honest deed.
Fifty-three year-old taxi driver Anselmo Nava of Light of Glory Taxi Services turned over a bag to his company containing money amounting to 5,270 Euros (approximately Php272,919) found inside his vehicle.
Manong Hanzel, as his friends fondly call him, discovered the bag that a passenger inadvertently left on the backseat his of taxi on his way back to Iloilo City on December 18.
The Light of Glory management, in turn, traced the passenger and returned the money and other valuables in the bag.
The owner of the bag was Jake Mark Nieves, an overseas Filipino worker who boarded from Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo.
This was not the first time Manong Hanzel returned valuables left inside his taxi.
The Barangay Sto. Rosario-Duran resident, also previously turned in a laptop and P80,000 in cash that another passenger unwittingly left in his taxi last September.
For his recent act of honesty, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) rewarded Manong Hanzel with P10,000.
LTFRB Region 6 legal counsel Jose Marie Lamparero handed the reward to the Nava on Christmas Eve at the Light of Glory office in La Paz district.
The cash reward came from LTFRB Central Office board member Ariel Inton, who heard of Manong Hanzel’s honesty through Facebook.
Nava’s company also honored him with a plaque of recognition and other incentives for his good deeds.
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